1. Landscape as the Cabinet of Curiosities
    From October 2014
    Landscape as the Cabinet of Curiosities
    Questions Towards a Position

    Edited by Rebecca Bornhauser and Thomas Kissling, the Chair of Günther Vogt, Department of Architecture ETH Zürich

    Inspired by the architects’ tradition of passing on experience in conversation form, this paperback book provides insights into the ideas, methods, and memories of one of Europe’s most innovative landscape architects. In twelve concise conversations, Vogt inquires into the meaning of landscape architecture in the context of the worldwide urbanization process, and tries to define this young discipline’s position. To this day, our concept of landscape appears to be influenced by an Arcadian ideal. Only when landscapes are understood on several levels, as the product of natural, cultural, and social processes, can atmospheric and living urban landscapes appropriate to the specific situation be created. Günther Vogt sees landscape architecture decidedly as part of a city, given its close relationship to topography, architecture, and infrastructure.

    12 × 19 cm, 4¾ × 7½ in, approx. 160 pages, paperback (2012)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-304-7, English
    ISBN 978-3-03778-303-0, German

    English,
    €24.00 / $32.00 / £20.00
    From Oct 2014
    German,
    €24.00 / $32.00 / £20.00
    From Oct 2014
  2. Schwarz Black
    From October 2014
    Katrin Trautwein
    Schwarz Black

    In this publication, color expert Katrin Trautwein allows subtle differences in a "black palette" to be experienced by means of 24 high-quality screenprints. Made using genuine, water-based pigment paints, the screenprints show how rich and sensual black can be. They are accompanied by eight essays that place the topic in its creative, linguistic, architectural, and cultural contexts. Black is shown to be not the absence of light, but the means by which the elements of white architecture are rendered most visible.

    28,5 x 23,2 cm, 11,2 x 9,1 in, text volume with 64 pages plus 24 color charts, hardcover in slipcase (2014)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-382-5, d/e

    €98.00
    Katrin Trautwein

    KATRIN TRAUTWEIN, born in Stuttgart in 1962, founded the company kt.COLOR in 1998.

  3. The Inevitable Specificity of Cities
    From October 2014
    The Inevitable Specificity of Cities

    Edited by ETH Studio Basel

    What is a city? What determines its specifi city? What shapes its quality? The evolution of the contemporary city does not follow a linear movement. It is shaped by transformation processes that are directed toward often distant and conflicting
    goals. Even though cities are inscribed into global processes and networks, they develop their own specific ways of dealing with these conditions. They tend to produce and reproduce their own specificity, their own patterns and character traits.
    Using the categories of territory, power, and difference — also lending the book its structure — the texts analyze different case studies of cities and urbanized territories, ranging from the Canary Islands to Hong Kong and Nairobi, unfolding the distinctiveness of their physical and social existences.

    With contributions by Roger Diener, Mathias Gunz, Manuel Herz, Jacques Herzog, Rolf Jenni, Marcel Meili, Shadi Rahbaran, Christian Schmid, and Milica Topalovic.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    17.5 x 25 cm, 6 ¾ × 9 ¾ in, approx. 320 pages, approx. 300 illustrations, hardcover (2013)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-374-0, English

    €50.00 / $65.00 / £40.00
  4. Young-Old
    From October 2014
    Deane Simpson
    Young-Old
    Urban Utopias of an Aging Society

    Design: Studio Joost Grootens

    Young-Old examines contemporary architectural and urban mutations that have emerged as a consequence of one of the key demographic transformations of our time: aging populations. Distinguishing between different phases of old age, the book identifies the group known as the “young old” as a remarkable petri dish for experiments in subjectivity, collectivity, and environment. In investigating this field of latent urban and architectural novelty, Young-Old asserts both the escapist and emancipatory dimensions of these practices.

    Richly illustrated with drawings, maps, and photographs, the volume documents phenomena ranging from the continuous, golf-cart-accessible urban landscapes of the world’s largest retirement community in Florida and the mono-national urbanizaciones of “the retirement home of Europe” on Costa del Sol, to the Dutch-themed residential community at Huis Ten Bosch in southern Japan.

    17 x 24 cm, 6 ¾ x 9 ½ in, 384 pages, approx. 250 illustrations, hardcover (2014)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-350-4, English

    €40.00 / $50.00 / £35.00
    Deane Simpson DEANE SIMPSON is an architect and urban studies expert who teaches at the Royal Danish Academy School of Architecture Copenhagen and at BAS Bergen, where he is professor of architecture and urbanism.
  5. Ladislav Sutnar
    From October 2014
    Reto Caduff, Steven Heller
    Ladislav Sutnar
    Visual Design in Action

    Edited by Reto Caduff and Steven Heller
    Facsimile Reprint of the original book with the same title published in 1961

    Sutnar’s brilliant structural systems for clarifying otherwise dense industrial data placed him in the pantheon of Modernist pioneers and made him one of the visionaries of what is today called “information design.” Visual Design in Action is a snapshot of Sutnar’s American period (1939-1976), and includes graphics for Carr’s Department Store, advertisements for the Vera Neumann Company, identity for Addo-X, and other stunningly contemporary works. He is best known for his total design concept for the Sweets Catalog Service and lesser known for introducing the parenthesis as a way to typographically distinguish the area code from the rest of a phone number.

    Visual Design in Action is a testament to the historical relevance of Modernism and the philosophical resonance of Sutnar’s focus on the functional beauty of total clarity. This reprint of Visual Design in Action (originally published in limited quantities in 1961) is as spot-on about the power of design and “design thinking” as it ever was.

    21,5 x 31,5 cm, 8 ½ x 12 ½ in, 188 pages, approx. 378 illustrations, hardcover (2014)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-424-2, English

    €78.00
    Reto Caduff

    RETO CADUFF studied typography in Switzerland. Currently he works as a photographer and director for film and television. He is the director of an award-winning documentary, The Visual Language of Herbert Matter.

    Steven Heller

    STEVEN HELLER was an art director at the New York Times for thirty-three years. Currently, he is co-chair of the MFA Designer as Author Department, Special Consultant to the President of SVA for New Programs, and writes the “Visuals” column for the New York Times Book Review.

  6. SQM: The Quantified Home
    From October 2014
    SQM: The Quantified Home

    Edited by Space Caviar (Joseph Grima, Andrea Bagnato, Tamar Shafrir)

    The way we live is rapidly changing under pressure from multiple forces—financial, environmental, technological, geopolitical. What we used to call home may not even exist anymore, having transmuted into a financial commodity of which the square meter is the basic unit. Yet, domesticity and the domestic space ceased long ago to be present in the architectural agenda.
    SQM
    , produced for the 2014 Biennale Interieur in Kortrijk, Belgium, charts the scale of this change using data, fiction, and a critical selection of homes and their interiors—from Osama bin Laden’s compound to apartment living in the age of Airbnb.

    With original texts by:
    Rahel Aima, Aristide Antonas, Gabrielle Brainard and Jacob Reidel, Keller Easterling, Ignacio González Galán, Joseph Grima, Hilde Heynen, Dan Hill, Sam Jacob, Alexandra Lange, Justin McGuirk, Joanne McNeil, Alessandro Mendini, Jonathan Olivares, Marina Otero Verzier, Beatriz Preciado, Anna Puigjaner, Catharine Rossi, Andreas Ruby, Malkit Shoshan, Bruce Sterling

    Design by Folder (Marco Ferrari, Elisa Pasqual)

    17 x 24 cm, 6 ¾ x 9 ½ in, 304 pages, 140 illustrations, paperback with dust jacket (2014)

    The dust jacket is screen-printed on real wallpaper in a variety of different patterns, randomly mixed. It is not possible to choose a specific pattern.

    ISBN 978-3-03778-453-2, English

    €35.00 / $50.00 / £30.00
  7. Noonday
    From October 2014
    Annelies Strba
    Noonday

    The photo book Noonday can be regarded as a sequel to Annelies Štrba’s Shades of Time, published almost twenty years ago by Lars Müller Publishers. The photographs show intimate moments in the life of the artist’s family, everyday situations and seemingly insignificant moments captured on film. They confront the viewer with the human urge to remember and inability to forget as they evoke in his mind’s eye similar images and memories from his own past. While Shades of Time focused on Štrba’s own children, Noonday shows photographs of her grandchildren. The images display the children sleeping, in the forest or other places and thus preserve graceful moments of life. With a subjective and yet documentary gaze, Štrba halts the passing of time, oscillating between closeness and distance, relishing the moment recorded while cognizant of its ineluctable transience.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    17.3 × 24 cm, 6 ¾ × 9 ½ in, 344 pages, approx. 300 illustrations, hardcover (2013)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-388-7, Englisch

    €50.00 / $65.00 / £40.00
  8. Max Bill's View of Things
    New
    From October 2014
    Max Bill's View of Things
    Die gute Form: An Exhibition 1949

    Edited by Claude Lichtenstein and the Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich

    The special exhibition Die gute Form, put on by the Swiss Werkbund (SWB) at the Basel trade fair in 1949, was an event that caused a furor far beyond Switzerland’s borders. The renowned architect, designer, and graphic artist Max Bill was the mastermind behind the idea and personally selected the exhibits and designed their setting. Eighty exhibition panels showed consumer objects of exemplary design, from a teacup to the jet plane. Bill recognized the emerging, American-style commodity aesthetic that was making inroads into Switzerland and postwar Europe and sought to confront it with a specifically “Swiss” aesthetic shaped by a desire to create long-lasting forms.
    This publication documents Bill’s initiative by presenting the 80 original exhibition panels, which are part of the design collection at the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, and Ernst Scheidegger’s photographs of the installation places this famous design show in a theoretical and design-historical context, examines its background, and creates a link to the publishing house’s first publication from 1983.

     

    22 × 30 cm, 8 ½ × 11 ¾ in, 160 pages, approx. 120 illustrations, hardcover (2013)

    ISBN 978-3-30778-372-6, English
    ISBN 978-3-30778-339-9, German

    English,
    €33.00 / $45.00 / £27.00
    From Oct 2014
    German,
    €33.00 / $45.00 / £27.00
    From Oct 2014
  9. The City and the Spaces of the Political
    New
    From October 2014
    Ethics of the Urban
    The City and the Spaces of the Political

    Edited by Mohsen Mostafavi

    In collaboration with  Harvard Graduate School of Design

    Is democracy spatial? How are the physical aspects of our cities, houses, streets, and public spaces—the borders, the neighborhoods, the monuments—bearers of our values? In a world of intensifying geo-economic integration, extreme financial and geopolitical volatility, deepening environmental crises, and a dramatic new wave of popular protest against both authoritarian government and capitalist speculation, cities have become leading sites for new claims on state power and new formations of political subjectivity. This volume brings together perspectives from history, sociology, art, political theory, planning, law, and design practice to explore the urban spaces of the political. A selection of contemporary photography from around the world offers a visual refl ection of this timely investigation.

    Contributors include: Michael Arad, Diane Davis, Keller Easterling, Gerald Frug, Mohsen Mostafavi, Chantal Mouffe, Erika Naginski, Saskia Sassen, Richard Sennett, Loïc Wacquant, Krzysztof Wodiczko.

    MOHSEN MOSTAFAVI, an architect and educator, is the Dean of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and the Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Design.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    16.5 x 24 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ½ in, 368 pages, approx. 200 illustrations, hardcover (2013)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-381-8, English

    €50.00 / $60.00 / £40.00
  10. Sensing the Future: Moholy-Nagy, Media and the Arts
    From October 2014
    Oliver Botar
    Sensing the Future: Moholy-Nagy, Media and the Arts

    Life in the digital economy of information and images enriches us but often induces a sense of being overwhelmed. Sensing the Future: Moholy-Nagy, Media and the Arts considers the impact of technology by exploring ways it was addressed in the practice of the Hungarian polymath artist László Moholy-Nagy (1895-1946), a prominent professor at the Bauhaus and a key fi gure in the history of Modernism. Moholy-Nagy felt that people needed guidance to cope with the onslaught of sensory input in an increasingly technologized, mediatized, hyper-stimulating environment. His ideas informed media theorists such as Walter Benjamin, John Cage, Sigfried Giedion, and Marshall McLuhan, who anticipated digital culture as it emerged. Should we then regard Moholy-Nagy as a pioneer of the digital? His aesthetic engagement with the technology/body problematic broached the notions of immersion, interactivity and bodily participation, innately offering a critique of today’s disembodiment. Was he then both a pioneer and a proto-critic of the digital? This book is intended to introduce this seminal figure of post-medial practices to younger generations and, by including responses to his work by contemporary artists, to reflect on the ways in which his work is relevant to artistic practice now.

    21 × 29,7 cm, 8 ¼ × 11 ¾ in, 112 pages, approx. 80 illustrations, hardcover (2014)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-434-1, German
    ISBN 978-3-03778-433-4, English

    No,
    €30.00 / $40.00 / £25.00
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    Oliver Botar

    OLIVER A. I. BOTAR is Professor of Art History at the University of Manitoba in Canada. He is the author of Technical Detours: The Early Moholy-Nagy Reconsidered (2006, in Hungarian, 2007) and A Bauhäusler in Canada: Andor Weininger in the 50s (2009), and is co-editor of Biocentrism and Modernism (with Isabel Wünsche, 2011) and Telehor (with Klemens Gruber, 2013). He has published numerous articles, curated exhibitions and has lectured widely.

  11. Nicholas Hawksmoor
    From October 2014
    Nicholas Hawksmoor
    Seven Churches for London

    Edited by Mohsen Mostafavi

    Photographs by Hélène Binet

    British architect Nicholas Hawksmoor (approx. 1661–1736) is recognized as one of the major contributors to the traditions of British and European architectural culture. Nevertheless, there is insufficient visual documentation and analysis of his work. Nicholas Hawksmoor: Seven Churches for London reconsiders his architecture in relation to urbanism. The publication focuses on a series of important London churches the architect designed during the early part of the eighteenth century. The key distinguishing features of these churches are their spires, each designed with different qualities and motifs. While Hawksmoor was inspired by the ancient history of architecture, his work was considered radical and contemporary in its day.

    Photographer Hélène Binet was specially commissioned to document the various aspects of the seven remaining London churches. Her immaculate black and white photographs demonstrate the beauty of Hawksmoor’s architecture with special attention to the variety of scales, sites, interiors, textures, and materials.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    24 × 30 cm, 9½ × 11 ¾ in, 112 pages, approx. 50 illustrations, hardcover (2013)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-348-8, English

    €38.00 / $50.00 / £30.00
  12. It has always been there, it has only grown stronger
    From October 2014
    Christian Vogt
    It has always been there, it has only grown stronger

    Over the now more than forty-five years that he has been studying and exploring photography, Christian Vogt has discovered new visual vocabularies again and again. His new work, It has always been there, it has only grown stronger, consists almost exclusively of contrasting pairs of pictures. In it he also questions the relationship between visible reality and its photographic reproduction, between image and text, between seeing and knowing. Deliberately dispensing with digital photography and occasionally working with a pinhole camera, he deals with the “necessary nonsense,” with unifying opposites, with actual and supposed paradoxes, defining some things through exploration and allowing others to remain undefined.

    24 x 16,5 cm, 9 ½ x 6 ½ in, 160 pages, approx. 100 illustrations, hardcover (2014)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-455-6, English

    €25.00 / $40.00 / £25.00
    Christian Vogt

    CHRISTIAN VOGT was born in Basel in 1946. His works are shown in renowned museums, galleries, and institutions around the world. Vogt is the author or co-author of numerous books, and catalogues, and the subject of many others worldwide.

  13. Thoughts on Designing Information
    From October 2014
    Inge Gobert und Johan Van Looveren
    Thoughts on Designing Information

    Eighteen internationally reputed designers were interviewed by the editors Inge Gobert and Johan Van Looveren. All are active in the broad field of information design: interactive, editorial, and environmental design, data visualization, wayfinding, typography, cartography...This book contains reflections on the field of information design and its boundaries, working methods, client-designer relations, attitudes, dreams, and frustrations. Special emphasis is placed on how future information designers can be effectively prepared to work in a world that is supposed to provide constant access to information.

    Interviews with: Johannes Bergerhausen, Peter Crnokrak / The Luxury of Protest, Brendan Dawes, Rose Epple, Tim Fendley / Applied, Joost Grootens / Studio Joost Grootens, Fernando Gutiérrez / Studio Fernando Gutiérrez, Joe Malia / BERG, Joris Maltha / Catalogtree, Morag Myerscough / Studio Myerscough, Maria da Gandra & Maaike van Neck / MWMcreative, Mark Porter / Mark Porter Associates, Lizá Ramalho & Arthur Rebelo / R2, Andréas Uebele / Büro Uebele Visuelle Kommunikation, Gerlinde Schuller / The World as Flatland, Karsten Schmidt, Andrew Vande Moere, Marius Watz.

    22 x 29 cm, 8 ½ x 11 ½ in, approx. 192 pages, approx. 230 illustrations, softcover (2014)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-436-5, English

    €25.00 / $35.00 / £20.00
    Inge Gobert und Johan Van Looveren INGE GOBERT and JOHAN VAN LOOVEREN are designers and educators in graphic and information design. Since 2005, they curate Shapeshifters, an annual lecture series on designing information. After Shaping Voices (2010), Thoughts on Designing Information is their second publication, stimulating the debate on graphic and information design culture.
  14. Presence
    From October 2014
    Presence
    A Conversation at Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich

    Edited by Philip Ursprung, Mechtild Widrich, Jürg Berthold

    The concept of “presence” has made a prominent return to the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Zurich’s historical Cabaret Voltaire – cradle of the Dada movement nearly a century ago – an experimental international symposium put the topic of “presence” under the microscope, reversing academic routine. Not at all one of those usual post-conference books, this volume is conceived as a theatrical polylogue of speakers, ideas, and offstage characters. The discussion has been transcribed and edited. Monologues, more like traditional statements, are collaged into this conversation so as to reveal new juxtapositions and to give a performative turn to the concept of presence. The lively conversation is enhanced by theatrical conventions: characters enter and exit, and stage directions mirror some of the spatial proximity of the cabaret.

    Among the participants: Elisabeth Bronfen, Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, Michael Hampe, Mark Jarzombek, Amelia Jones, Tom Levin, Dieter Mersch, Rebecca Schneider, Peter Zumthor.

    15 x 24 cm, 6 x 9 ½ in, 256 pages, paperback (2014)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-454-9, English

    €25.00 / $35.00 / £22.00
  15. Cutting Matta-Clark
    From October 2014
    Mark Wigley
    Cutting Matta-Clark
    The Anarchitecture Project

    Edited by James Graham
    In Collaboration with Columbia GSAPP Books

    Of the many shows at the fabled 112 Greene Street gallery—an artistic epicenter of New York’s downtown scene in the 1970s—the Anarchitecture group show of March 1974 has been the subject of the most enduring discussion, despite a complete lack of documentation about it. Anarchitecture has become a foundational myth, but one that remains to be properly understood. Stemming from a series of meetings organized by Gordon Matta-Clark and refl ecting his long-standing interest in architecture, the Anarchitecture exhibition was conceived as an anonymous group statement in photographs about the intersection of art and building. But did it actually happen? It exists only through oblique archival traces and the memories of the participants. Cutting Matta-Clark investigates the Anarchitecture group as a kind of collective research seminar, through extensive interviews with the protagonists and a dossier of all the available evidence. The dossier includes a collection of Matta-Clark’s aphoristic “art cards,” the 96 photographs that were produced by the various participants for possible inclusion in the exhibition, and images from a recently unearthed video of Matta-Clark’s now famous bus trip to see Splitting in Englewood, New Jersey.

    Interviews with: Laurie Anderson, Liza Béar, Jane Crawford, Susan Ensley, Tina Girouard, Dan Graham, Jene Highstein Bernard and Susan Kirschenbaum, Jeffrey Lew, Richard Nonas.

    16,5 x 24 cm, 6 ½ x 9 ½ in, 400 pages, approx. 150 illustrations, paperback (2014)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-427-3, English

    €33.00 / $45.00 / £28.00
    Mark Wigley

    MARK WIGLEY is an architectural historian and theorist based at Columbia University. He is the author of The Architecture of Deconstruction: Derrida’s Haunt; White
    Walls, Designer Dresses: The Fashioning of Modern Architecture; and Constant’s New Babylon: The Hyper-Architecture of Desire. He coedited The Activist Drawing:
    Retracing Situationist Architectures from Constant’s New Babylon to Beyond and is the co-founder of the journal Volume. He has curated exhibitions at the MoMA in New York, the Witte de With in Rotterdam, The Drawing Center in New York, and
    the CCA in Montreal.

  16. Genealogy of Modern Architecture
    New
    From November 2014
    Kenneth Frampton
    Genealogy of Modern Architecture
    A Comparative Critical Analysis of Built Form by Kenneth Frampton

    Genealogy of Modern Architecture is a reference work on modern architecture by Kenneth Frampton, one of today’s leading architectural theorists. Conceived as a genealogy of twentieth century architecture from 1924 to 2000, it compiles some sixteen comparative analyses of canonical modern buildings ranging from exhibition pavilions and private houses to office buildings and various kinds of public institutions. The buildings are compared in terms of their hierarchical spatial order, circulation structure and referential details. The analyses are organized so as to show what is similar and different between two paired types, thus revealing how modern tradition has been diversely inflected. Richly illustrated, Genealogy of Modern Architecture is a new standard work in architectural education.

    KENNETH FRAMPTON, born 1930, is one of the world’s most renowned architectural theorists, the author of the world best seller Modern Architecture: A Critical History, and a professor at Columbia University, New York.

    16.5 × 24 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ½ in, 320 pages, approx. 500 illustrations, hardcover (2013)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-369-6, English

    €36.00 / $45.00 / £30.00
    Kenneth Frampton

    KENNETH FRAMPTON, born 1930, is one of the world’s most renowned architectural theorists, the author of the world best seller Modern Architecture: A Critical History, and a professor at Columbia University, New York.

  17. OfficeUS Atlas (Repository)
    From November 2014
    OfficeUS Atlas (Repository)

    Edited by Eva Franch i Gilabert, Ana Miljački, Ashley Schafer, Michael Kubo

    Available in the US and Canada: 2015

    The OfficeUS Atlas collects the exhibition research in an archive of nearly 1000 architectural projects. Organized according to individual firm histories, the Atlas documents the development of U.S. architectural offi ces working abroad from 1914 to the present. Offices and their projects are illustrated by over 1200 photographs and architectural drawings.

    16 x 24 cm, 6¼ × 9½ in, 1250 Seiten, ca. 2000 Abbildungen, Softcover (2014)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-438-9, English

    €50.00 / $70.00 / £45.00
  18. Bucky Inc.
    From January 2015
    Mark Wigley
    Bucky Inc.
    Architecture in the Age of Radio

    Bucky Inc. offers a deep exploration of Richard Buckminster Fuller’s work and thought to shed new light on the questions raised by our increasingly electronic world. It shows that Fuller’s entire career was a multi-dimensional refl ection on the architecture of radio. He always insisted that the real site of architecture is the electromagnetic spectrum. His buildings were delicate mobile instruments for accessing the invisible universe of overlapping signals. Every detail was understood as a way of tuning into hidden waves. Architecture was built in, with, for and as radio. Bucky Inc. rethinks the legacy of one of the key protagonists of the twentieth-century. It draws extensively on Fuller’s archive to follow his radical thinking from toilets to telepathy, plastic to prosthetics, and data to deep-space. It shows how the critical arguments and material techniques of arguably the single most exposed designer of the last century were overlooked at the time but have become urgently relevant today.

    16,5 x 24 cm, 6 ½ x 9 ½ in, 320 pages, approx. 150 illustrations, paperback (2014)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-428-0, English

    €30.00 / $40.00 / £25.00
    Mark Wigley

    MARK WIGLEY is an architectural historian and theorist based at Columbia University. He is the author of The Architecture of Deconstruction: Derrida’s Haunt; White
    Walls, Designer Dresses: The Fashioning of Modern Architecture; and Constant’s New Babylon: The Hyper-Architecture of Desire. He coedited The Activist Drawing:
    Retracing Situationist Architectures from Constant’s New Babylon to Beyond and is the co-founder of the journal Volume. He has curated exhibitions at the MoMA in New York, the Witte de With in Rotterdam, The Drawing Center in New York, and
    the CCA in Montreal.

  19. Baku
    From February 2015
    Baku
    Oil and Urbanism

    Edited by Eve Blau with Ivan Rupnik

    With a portfolio of contemporary Baku by photographer Iwan Baan

    Baku: Oil and Urbanism is the first architectural study of the relationship between oil and urbanism. Its focus is Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan and formerly part of the Russian Empire and Soviet Union. Since the late 19th century, oil and urbanism have been intertwined in the spaces of the city. Later, Baku was the site of one of the most spectacular experiments in Soviet urban and infrastructural design­—“Neft Dashlari,” the first off-shore drilling facility in the world, a city built on trestles in the Caspian Sea. Today, Baku is undergoing its second major oil boom. The book examines how urban design, planning, and architecture have dealt with the issue of oil in varying political conditions. Working with maps and archival photographs, the book analyzes sites, buildings, urban fabric, plans to understand the evolution of the city.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    16.5 × 24 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ½ in, approx. 320 pages, approx. 700 illustrations, hardcover (2013)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-306-1, Englisch

    €50.00 / $60.00 / £45.00
  20. Albert Kahn and the Archives of the Planet
    From March 2015
    The Cosmopolitics of Visual Memory:
    Albert Kahn and the Archives of the Planet

    Herausgegeben von Kjetil A. Jakobsen und Trond E. Bjorli

    In 1912, the French banker and philanthropist Albert Kahn (1860–1940) founded “The Archives of the Planet,” an extensive collection of photographs and films that today contains 72,000 autochromes and 183,000 meters of film. Between 1909 and 1932, Kahn sent documentarists to sixty countries on four continents to capture on film and in autochromes the everyday life and the art, culture, and religion of different societies. He was convinced that the knowledge of foreign cultures promoted mutual respect among people. The Cosmopolitics of Visual Memory: Albert Kahn and the Archives of the Planet offers insights into this fascinating collection of visual records. Texts by Jay Winter, Paula Amad, Kjetil A. Jakobsen, Trond E. Bjorli, and Gilles Baud-Berthier discuss the role of the then new media in establishing a cosmopolitan and pacifist worldview as well as Henri Bergson’s influence on Albert Kahn. In addition, Trond Lundemo reflects on the medial conditions of analogous imagery, seen from our perspective of the digital age.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    16.5 x 24 cm, 6 ½ x 9 ½ in, 400 pages, approx. 250 illustrations, hardcover

    ISBN 978-3-03778-340-5, English

    €50.00 / $65.00 / £45.00